December 7, 2016

Kraft Expands Recall of American Cheese for Choking Hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of individually-wrapped American cheese slices because a thin strip of the film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper is removed. This could potentially cause a choking hazard. There have been twelve consumer complaints about this product, including five reports of consumers choking in connection with the packaging issue.

kraft-singles-chokingYou can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. The recalled items include Kraft Singles American, Deli Deluxe Kraft American Single, and Kraft Singles White American in various sizes and best by dates. The UPC numbers and unit code dates are also available at that web site. No other sizes, varieties, or code dates of Kraft cheese products are included in this recall. No products with manufacturing codes other than “S54″ and S55” after the code date are included in the recall.

The original recall on July 31, 2015 only featured 3 and 4 pound cases containing 1 pound packages of Kraft Singles American and Kraft Singles White American. The new real adds 1 pound Kraft Singles and Kraft Singles White American. The “Best When Used By” dates on the recalled products are 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16.

About 335,000 additional cases of this product are recalled. They were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Netherland Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and British Virgin Islands.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. They can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.

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